RECIPES

Hearty vegetable soup

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Hearty vegetable soup

This hearty vegetable soup is packed full of flavour and goodness, perfect to warm you up on a cold night.

If eating on a restricted day of an intermittent diet, replace the carrots with deseeded yellow peppers. As part of an Intermittent diet plan, 1 serving provides: Your daily salty food 3 of your 5 daily vegetable portions This meal provides 219 kcal per portion.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Spray a large non-stick saucepan with oil and cook the onion, garlic, celery and carrots or peppers gently for 10 minutes, stirring regularly until softened.

  2. Add 750ml/26fl oz water and the chopped tomatoes. Crumble over the stock cube and stir in the dried herbs. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

  3. Season the soup with salt and pepper and add the spring greens and butterbeans. Return to a gentle simmer and cook for a further 3-4 minutes or until the greens are softened. Season to taste and serve in deep bowls.

Recipe Tips

Double the recipe if you fancy eating it over a couple of days.

The butter beans can be substituted for other beans from your store cupboard if you don't have any.